The flavors in the newest barrel-aged stout from Turning Point Beer were inspired by coffee cake dessert.
Loosely Prearranged Destiny is a 16.2 percent ABV blend of imperial stouts aged in bourbon barrels for between 12 and 15 months before being conditioned on “a hefty addition” of cream cheese, walnuts, cinnamon, vanilla beans and coffee. The name of the new release comes from a comment made by Robert Downey Jr. in an interview on Joe Rogan’s podcast when talking about his movie acting career.
This is the second bottled barrel-aged stout to be released by the Bedford, Texas-based brewery this year, after Captain Delicious Pants, a 16.3 percent ABV blend of imperial stouts aged in bourbon barrels for between 14 and 17 months before being conditioned on “over a half a pound per gallon” of Reeses peanut butter cups and vanilla beans was sold last month.
According to a text conversation with James Peery, co-owner of Turning Point, Loosely Prearranged Destiny will be packaged in 500ml waxed bottles ($22) and will have have a two bottles per person per day purchase limit when it goes on sale exclusively at the brewery on March 18, three days earlier than originally scheduled due to concerns over the coronavirus. In addition, the taproom draft service has been suspended and there will be no on-premise consumption, so the only option will be to purchase bottles and cans to-go.